What the Governance Board does

The Board of Governance is a key means by which the Comptroller and Auditor General is held to account for the public funds allocated to the Jersey Audit Office. Established by the Comptroller and Auditor General (Board of Governance) (Jersey) Order 2015, the Board keeps under review whether the Comptroller and Auditor General has used and is using the resources allocated properly, efficiently and effectively.

In discharging its responsibilities, the Board has a statutory duty to:

  • Scrutinise the use of resources by, and governance arrangements of, the Comptroller and Auditor General;
  • Report any concerns to the Chief Minister and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee;
  • If requested to do so, advise the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee on the appointment of auditors to the Jersey Audit Office;
  • Review, and if it thinks appropriate, comment on any estimates submitted by the Comptroller and Auditor General to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee;
  • Review the audited accounts of the Jersey Audit Office;
  • If it decides to do so, prepare an assurance report on the annual expenses of the Comptroller and Auditor General; and
  • Keep under review the remuneration of the Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General.
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